I will try out some of those solutions (the ones I have not tried / looked into). Is this problem literally unsolvable? Isn't there a way to tell what particular solution I should use for my particular computer's circumstance? Would a HiJackThis log help?
I'm going to do a Repair Install if I can't figure anything out -- I did not realize that this was an option.
Edited by HTiger, 16 September 2010 - 04:11 PM.